privoxy + adblock-plus

If you use iceweasel / firefox and privoxy , you might want to let privoxy do its job more effectively and to remove all ads from your webpages. In the past I've used the adblock firefox extension, but I've the gut feeling that letting privoxy handle the ads removal might be more effective.

There is a very nice script here to convert adblock plus rule to privoxy rules. Using it, it is very easy :

$sudo apt-get install --solver aspcud privoxy
[...]
$sudo /var/tmp/privoxy-blocklist.sh
[sudo] password for abate:
Processing https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistgermany.txt ...

Downloading https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistgermany.txt ...
.. downloading done.

Modifying /etc/privoxy/config ...
... modification done.

Installing new config ...
... installation done


Modifying /etc/privoxy/config ...
... modification done.

Installing new config ...
... installation done

... https://easylist-downloads.adblockplus.org/easylistgermany.txt installed successfully.

Processing http://adblockplus.mozdev.org/easylist/easylist.txt ...

Downloading http://adblockplus.mozdev.org/easylist/easylist.txt ...
.. downloading done.
... http://adblockplus.mozdev.org/easylist/easylist.txt installed successfully.

The only thing left to do it to point your web browser to provoxy and have fun on your new clean internet.

Update

After one day of use, I've to say that the adblock extension of firefox is still neede for few website. it seems privoxy is not that good at blocking pop-ups and other more subtle trick to display advertisement . For the moment i'll use both...
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Comments

Dear abate, Would you mind

Dear abate,

Would you mind posting the filter after it converted? I'm interested in using it.